(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
September 15, 2013
CPI(M) to Intensify Struggle on Peoples’ Issues
From Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata
THE extended meeting of the CPI(M)
addressing the meeting, explained
the national political situation. Karat said, the Congress and
the UPA have
become increasingly alienated from the people by pursuing
In the face of serious economic crisis, the UPA government is
trying to impose
heavier burdens on the people. The BJP is trying to take
advantage of this
alienation of the UPA. They are posing Narendra Modi as the
leader as he has
the support of a good section of big bourgeoisie and hardcore
Increasing communal incidents in Uttar Pradesh and
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, in his intervention, said, the terrorisation by the ruling party and the state administration thwarted peoples’ verdict in the panchayat elections. Despite this, the Left Front has been able to maintain its political influence in some districts and even marginally gained in some areas. The situation demands patient and consistent struggle on peoples’ issues. Mass protest and mass resistance will develop on the basis of sustained struggles of peasants and toiling masses. The attacks on people have necessitated new struggles. Our aim is to mobilise larger number of people in these struggles. To achieve that we have to develop the Party with cleaner image, he said.
Biman Basu, concluding the discussion, said, the situation in the state is increasingly turning grave. The attacks on democratic rights are increasing. The panchayat elections have exposed the anti-democratic character of the ruling party and the state government. We have to build up struggle to defend democracy. The organisational strength of the Party has to be developed manifolds. We have to move with self-critical appraisal and overcome the deficiencies.
Among the tasks set out from the meeting, the consolidation of young activists who bravely fought in the panchayat elections has been given priority. The Party leadership at all levels should take greater responsibility and have courage to lead in this difficult period. A sustained programme for political ideological education has been given.